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Snyder makes appointments to Health and Safety Compliance and Appeals board

Friday, October 5, 2012

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointments of Craig Chunchick, of Shelby Township, D. Lynn Coleman, of Ashley, and Kevin Lepak, of West Bloomfield, to the Board of Health and Safety Compliance and Appeals.

The seven-member board reviews all contested Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) cases, including safety and health citations, orders and appeals.


"These individuals are experienced health and safety professionals," said Snyder. "I am confident they will work to ensure fairness and accountability in the compliance and appeal process."  


Chunchick is the safety, health and environmental senior manager for Kelly Services. Previously, he served as the company's corporate safety and industrial hygiene manager, and held other safety positions with Daimler Chrysler and Becker Group LLC. Chunchick is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers and a certified safety professional. He holds a bachelor's degree in industrial health and safety from Oakland University and a master's degree in operations management from Lawrence Technological University. Chunchick will represent management in the health field and replaces Monica Donofrio.

Coleman is training director for the Michigan Laborers' Training and Apprenticeship Institute, where he has worked since 1995. Previously, he served as an instructor and assistant director, and owned J&L Concrete Construction in Coleman. Coleman is a member of the Great Lakes Construction Alliance Safety Committee and Southwest Michigan MDOT Workforce Steering Committee. He is an accredited mine safety and health instructor and OSHA outreach trainer, and has completed a number of training and certification courses. Coleman will represent labor in the construction industry and replaces Lee Graham.

Lepak is a process safety management coordinator for Marathon Petroleum Co., where he has worked since 1993. Previously, he served as an environmental supervisor, as an advanced health, environment and safety professional and as an environmental science and technology project manager. Lepak is former president and board member of the Michigan Association of Environmental Professionals and is a current member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association. He earned a bachelor's degree in biological sciences and a master's degree in industrial hygiene, both from Wayne State University. Lepak will represent management in the general industry and fills a vacancy.

Chunchick and Coleman will serve four-year terms that expire March 18, 2016, and Lepak will serve the remainder of a four-year term that expires March 18, 2014. All appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.